British Columbia has become the latest province to prioritize pregnant people for COVID-19 vaccines, joining Ontario and Quebec.
“All Health Canada-approved vaccines are safe and effective, and I encourage everyone to register and receive their vaccine as soon as they are eligible. Today, this includes people who are pregnant,” B.C. provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said.
“We have reviewed the data here in B.C. and this shows pregnant people experience severe illness from COVID-19 at a rate that is similar to people who are in their 50s. By prioritizing pregnant people today, we add another layer of protection for them, their babies and their communities.”
As Robin Gill reports, research shows pregnancy puts people at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms.
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